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					Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) 2009 Young Students Summer Programme (Primary Students 8 – 13 Years)
Summer Schools will take place in:
   Dublin City University University College Cork Limerick: Institute of Technology .    Letterkenny Institute of Technology Wexford: Carlow IT Campus Wexford Galway: GMIT Galway (Classes will be held in Galway subject to CTYI receiving external funding)

These courses are designed to be academically challenging and allow students to have a chance to meet and mix with each other. All students must have taken an assessment test to establish their eligibility for these courses. If the student has already taken the assessment test and qualified they are not required to sit the test again. Any other students interested in participating in these classes should contact CTYI (01) 7005634 or ctyi@dcu.ie Students are encouraged to study subjects where they have displayed a previous interest or ability. Courses offered by CTYI during this year's summer programme are based on the availability of instructors and facilities in various institutions. CTYI instructors are chosen on the basis of mastery of the subject, enthusiasm and good communication skills. Classes typically will have an instructor and a teaching assistant.      Students study one programme which consists of two subjects. Students must study both subjects. Students can attend more than one week Students are encouraged not to take the same course in more than one week. CTYI suggests that students should not study a course if they have previously participated in Saturday classes in that subject. Letterkenny Students:Galway Students Wexford Students:   Morning Classes Only Morning Classes Only M ornings & Afternoons (week 1) Morning Classes only (week 2) Dublin, Cork, Limerick Students: Morning Classes & Afternoon Classes Students may take part in either the morning or afternoon programmes or both. Students attending morning and afternoon classes will be supervised during lunchtime period. Students staying for morning and afternoon classes should bring a packed lunch daily Morning Classes: Afternoon Classes: 9.45 am - 1.00 pm 1.45 pm - 5.00 pm

Fees:     

Morning fees €170, Afternoon fees €170, Morning & Afternoon fees €340. Where 2 or more children from the same family attend CTYI 8-13 years or 6-7 years Summer programme, a reduction of €10 per child will be allowed. Fees may be paid by Cheque/Bank Draft/Credit Card or Laser Card: NO cash please. Due to the current financial situation, fees being paid by Credit Card or Laser card will incur a further fee of 2% on each transaction. Dishonoured cheques and credit card payments not authorised will incur a fee of €10.

Refund Policy:  No Refund will be made to any student who is assigned their course choice but decides not to attend.  No Refund will be made to any student who cancels after the course has started.  Fees are non-transferable.  In the case of illness and on receipt of a medical certificate, consideration will be given for a request for a refund.  Students who have not been assigned one of their course choices may request a refund.  Please note that refund requests must be made in writing. Course Assignments:  Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and by postal application only.  Please note that ALL science classes offered tend to be oversubscribed. Places are restricted on these courses because of lab safety regulations.  Students will receive written confirmation of their course assignment after application deadline and before classes begin.  Application deadline for the Summer Programme: 29th May 2009.  CTYI reserves the right to cancel or alter any course if, due to unforeseen circumstances the course cannot be run economically or efficiently.

Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) Dublin City University, Dublin 9 Tel: (01) 7005634 Fax: (01) 7005693 email: ctyi@dcu.ie

Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) 2009 Young Students Summer Programme (Primary Students 8 – 13 Years)

Dublin
Students may take part in either the morning or afternoon programmes or both. Students may participate in one or more weeks.

Co r k
Students may take part in either the morning or afternoon programme or both. Students may participate in one or more weeks.

Week 1:

6 – 10 July 2009

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Morning: 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Veterinary Science & Investigative Science B: Architecture & Codes and Ciphers C: Books vs. Film & Football 365 Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.00pm D: Astronomy & Medicine E: Computers and Animation & Engineering

Cork Week 1: 6 – 10 July 2009
Morning : 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Electronics & Chemical Engineering B Psychology & Film Studies Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.00pm C: Veterinary Science & Microbiology

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Cork Week 2: 13 – 17 July 2009
Morning : 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Zoology & Forensic Science B: Playwriting & Drama Afternoon: 1.45 pm – 5.00 pm C: Chemistry & Experimental Physics

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Week 2:

13 – 17 July 2009

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Morning: 9.45am - 1.00pm A; Web Design & Japanese B: Cutting Edge Science & Neuroscience C: Creative Writing & Art Design Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.00pm D: Chemistry & Principles of Magic E: Model United Nations & Legal Studies

Galway
Classes will be held in Galway subject to CTYI receiving external funding

13 – 17 July 2009
Morning : 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Marine Biology & Zoology

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Week 3:

20 – 24 July 2009

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Morning: 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Experimental Physics & Forensic Science B: Playwriting & Drama C: Chemistry & Volcanoes Earthquakes and Fossils Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.00pm D: Neuroscience & Psychology E: Celtic Studies & Pictures of the Past F: Medicine & Engineering

Wexford
Students may take part in either the morning or afternoon programme or both

Week 1:

13 – 17 July 2009

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Morning : 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Problem Solving & Neuroscience Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.00pm B: Zoology & Forensic Science

Week 4:

27 – 31 July 2009

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Morning: 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Computer Programming & Problem Solving B: Media Studies & Conflict Studies Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.00pm C: Forensic Science & Astronomy D: Principles of Magic & Architecture E: Zoology & Experimental Physics

Week 2:

20 – 24 July 2009

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Morning only : 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Investigative Science & Books vs. Film

Limerick
Students may take part in either the morning or afternoon programme or both.

Letterkenny
6 – 10 July 2009
Morning : 9.45am - 1.00pm A: Forensic Science & Criminology
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20 – 24 July 2009
Morning: 9.45am - 1.00pm A; Neuroscience & Chemistry Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.00pm B Architecture & Problem Solving

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Fees
Morning Fees: €170 Afternoon Fees: € 170 Morning & Afternoon Fees: €340
Where 2 or more children from the same family attend CTYI 8-13 years or 6-7 years Summer programme, a reduction of €10 per child will be allowed. DCU, Cork, Limerick or Wexford students staying for morning and afternoon classes should bring a packed lunch daily.

2009 CTYI Young Students Summer Programme (Primary Students 8-13 year olds) Course Descriptions

1. D C U
Architecture Architecture is the science and art of designing structures. Whether it‟s a house, cathedral, theatre or shopping centre, architecture draws together needs, space and materials and converts it into size, shape and detail. On this course you will learn how to design and plan, translating your inspirations into solid structures. Art Design All around us we are surrounded by man-made goods including clothes, jewellery, school bags, mobile phones, furniture, cutlery and much more. The class will be highly practical in nature with students choosing a different element of design to work on each week and producing their own designs on such objects as necklaces, toothbrushes, cups, shoes and more. Astronomy This course will explore the universe, starting from our nearest neighbours in the Solar System, moving through our galaxy the Milky Way and beyond to the furthest reaches of the universe via intergalactic space, black holes and quasars. Some of the questions which hope to pose and answer include - Is there life on other planets? How does a rocket work? What can we see for ourselves through a telescope? Book vs. Film You've read the book, you've watched the film....and they differ....dramatically. Libraries are like sweet-shops to film-makers! This course will look at the many books that have been rejuvenated in celluloid. Students will study the process of script writing, story editing, character building, film development - essentially how film makers take a piece of text and translate it into a workable, visual masterpiece. Students will also work backwards, taking films that began as scripts, and develop written excerpts. Learn how books like Harry Potter or Charlie & the Chocolate Factory transformed to the silver screen. This course is not Film Studies. It's not Imaginative Writing. It's a very interesting mixture of the two! Parents should note that age appropriate excerpts from films rated G, PG and 12A, according to IFCO, will be show on this course. Celtic Studies Come on a journey of Irish culture through the ages - from 2000B.C. to present day. This course will cover a wide range of topics including Irish history, literature, sociology and mythology. The Vikings, Famine, and Civil War are just some of the truly memorable moments of Irish history that will be touched upon. Chemistry This is a practical “hands-on” course. Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of experimental elements of chemistry from basics such as solutions and mixtures to the speed of reactions and the structure of chemical bonds. Codes and Ciphers Everybody loves cracking codes to solve problems. This course will look at various secret codes that are used widely in society today. Students will get the chance to participate in code cracking games and also to develop their own codes to encrypt their own secret information. This course is a must for people who love solving puzzles and are interested in the magical secrets of numbers and codes. Computer Programming This is a problem solving class. Students are taught the fundamentals of programming with a special emphasis on graphics. Language covered will be qBasic. There are several levels available depending on the previous experience of the student Computers and Animation This course will teach the fundamentals of Computers focusing on Computer Programming though the creation of basic programs, games and animations. It will take advantage of two freely available education oriented tools; Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu) and Alice (http://www.alice.org). Conflict Studies This course will look at social conflicts, analysing both violent and nonviolent behaviour. It will look at how war has been used in the struggle for domination for hundreds of years. Examining the types of wars that have occurred, this course will focus also on the conflict resolutions that have been implemented. Students will learn how peace has been delicately brokered, and sustained in the face of real threat. This course will be of interest to students who are interested in political science, psychology, international relations, history and anthropology.

Creative Writing This course will look at how we can write creatively. Students will be encouraged to develop their imagination to find what they want to say and how they can express it. There will be a number of exercises that are designed to get your creative juices flowing!!! A very practical course it is ideal for all writing enthusiasts. Cutting Edge Science This exciting course explores the amazing world of futuristic science and biotechnology. Ever wondered what it would be like to be cloned? How to use stem cells to grow a new arm? How is food genetically modified and does it taste different? How we can use DNA to treat diseases? Ever thought about how infectious diseases are spread or how many different types of bacteria are on your shoe? If you are interested in finding out the answers to these questions this course will cover all these topics and many more. Course will contain laboratory work. Students who have previously taken Science of Tomorrow should note that this course is very similar and will cover much of the same material. Drama The main areas covered in this class include improvisation, storytelling, mime and principles of Stage Practice. These areas will be explored through both individual and group performance exercises. Each class will take the form of a drama workshop, starting with games to encourage a sense of fun and creativity, and leading on to acting exercises. Verbal and physical warm–ups will be used daily, in order to establish concentration. Engineering This course aims to introduce students to some of the core principles underlying the study of engineering. Engineers are important in many things that shape the world around us such as computer chips, rocket science and advanced technology. There will be a practical element to this course, with students constructing their own bridges and looking at engineering in everyday life. Experimental Physics Students of experimental physics will be introduced to principles of physics and their use in everyday life. The most fundamental science, physics is responsible for much of the technology that surrounds us everyday – CD players, video players, computers, telephone lines, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans), radio-therapy and microwaves. This course will help students to get to grips with some of the central principles through these familiar examples. It will encourage students to „think scientifically‟ providing plenty of opportunities to learn through practical and applied activities. Football 365 This course provides an in depth look at the world of football today. The course has a dual focus, learning about the sport and how it is played and organised, as well as providing a more in depth look at the game off the pitch and in the world as a whole. Topics to be covered will include: the history of the game and how it has developed over time; football culture in different parts of the globe; football in the media and the different reporting techniques used; tactics; psychology; the impact of celebrity on football and much more besides. The course is mostly suited to students with an interest in football but also all those who are interested in learning more about the media, culture and why football has become such a global phenomenon. Forensics This exciting course will give students the chance to study forensics. Students will get the chance to solve a forensic mystery and also to explore various aspects of physical science. Investigative Science This course is an introduction to aspects of experimental science in the areas of chemistry and biology. Topics covered will include areas such as chemical reactions, atomic and molecular bonds and cell structures in living organisms. There will be an emphasis on practical lab work and good scientific method.

Japanese This course aims to introduce students to the fascinating world of Japan. Participants will cover both elements of the language as well as exploring the culture of the country.

Legal Studies This course will provide an introduction to the legal system in Ireland and includes areas such as Tort Law and criminal justice system. This is a highly discursive class and students will have the opportunity to take part in mock trials. Media Studies On this course students will learn how the media operates in Ireland and abroad in its numerous guises. Students will be encouraged to examine how the media has changed over time, with the internet playing an increasingly important role. They will examine how it can alter and adapt public opinion, highlighting issues of public interest. This course will be suitable for any student who has an interest in the interplay between current affairs, psychology journalism and technology. Medicine This exciting course will bring the student on a fascinating journey of human health. It will cover both ways to keep you healthy such as nutrition, exercise and laughter! and it will also explain how modern medicine can help people recover from illness - from first-aid to hospital care. The course will trace the evolution of medicine from ancient times (where electric eels were used to numb patients!) to the present day where high tech diagnostic equipment (MRI / X-rays) allow doctors to help even more people than before. Discover how your heart beats, how your muscles move, what headaches are and how Aspirin makes pain disappear. Model United Nations Famine, disaster, war, epidemic and the environment; at the Model United Nations you will learn much about world politics through real life situations. Learning the skills of debate and negotiation, you will put forward your case for your country. Discuss, confer, bargain, agree, collaborate and cooperate with other countries. This is real world politics and every decision will have immense consequences for good and for bad! This course will suit students who have an interest in debating and are concerned with world justice and fairness.

Volcanoes Earthquakes and Fossils Geology is the study of our Earth, the processes that formed it, and how it will continue to change in the future. The world as we know it is made out of rocks. Sometimes, rocks explode in volcanoes, and sometimes they move around in earthquakes. And sometimes, we can even find evidence of life in rocks, like dinosaur fossils. If you want to find out more about how volcanoes are formed or how earthquakes happen then this is the course for you. The class will also get the opportunity to look at some fossils during the course. Web Design This course will introduce students to the area of web design. Areas covered will include accessible design, the design process and how the Internet works. Students will learn HTML and will create their own website to present project work. Zoology This course will look at the greatest scientific marvel of all - Life on Earth. We will explore the world of great beasts on earth (saber tooth tigers, woolly mammoths). The course will document the great diversity of life on modern earth - from the mighty blue whale in the seas to the animals of the great plains. We will also look at the wild world of Ireland and show the student that even at home, the more you know, the more you see.

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Limerick

Architecture Architecture is the science and art of designing structures. Whether it‟s a house, cathedral, theatre or shopping centre, architecture draws together needs, space and materials and converts it into size, shape and detail. On this course you will learn how to design and plan, translating your inspirations into solid structures. Chemistry This is a practical “hands-on” course. Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of experimental elements of chemistry from basics such as solutions and mixtures to the speed of reactions and the structure of chemical bonds. Neuroscience Neuroscience is one of the most exciting areas of scientific research. Students will learn how the nervous system controls body movements and will carry out their own reflex experiments. Did you know that to wiggle your big toe your brain has to send a message by nerve impulses down to your big toe? How this works and why is explained in detail. The functions of the brain are also discussed and some mind trick experiments will be carried out. Problem Solving This course is designed to help children develop their analytical abilities. Through practical and theoretical problems, students will learn how to think outside the box and develop their reasoning abilities. They will learn about different thinking strategies and how to be more creative in their approaches to solving. Comprising of puzzles, theoretical problems, practical issues, riddles, challenges and conundrums, if you want to give your frontal lobe a good work-out, then this course will certainly keep you engaged.

Neuroscience Neuroscience is one of the most exciting areas of scientific research. Students will learn how the nervous system controls body movements and will carry out their own reflex experiments. Did you know that to wiggle your big toe your brain has to send a message by nerve impulses down to your big toe? How this works and why is explained in detail. The functions of the brain are also discussed and some mind trick experiments will be carried out. Pictures of the Past History deals with the varied experiences of human life in the past. This course aims to provide a foundation for young minds to evaluate and understand the past by exploring and assessing evidence - the basic skill of the professional historian. **The stimulating material used in this course will encourage children to develop their own ideas about history. Topics covered will include war and conflict, the history of ideas and the war on terror. Playwriting This course is for any student who has an interest in writing, and developing writing for the stage. Through some famous plays, students will learn how to construct a short play of their own. They will learn about openings, story structure, character development, dialogue, and the incorporation of music. Students will be encouraged to develop their own style of playwriting. They will then have the opportunity to produce and direct their own work in a short play. Principles of Magic Have you ever seen a magician do something amazing and wonder "How did he do that?" Well now is your chance to find out. On this course you get to learn how to make stuff appear, disappear, float etc, and it will all taught by a professional magician. Problem Solving This course is designed to help children develop their analytical abilities. Through practical and theoretical problems, students will learn how to think outside the box and develop their reasoning abilities. They will learn about different thinking strategies and how to be more creative in their approaches to solving. Comprising of puzzles, theoretical problems, practical issues, riddles, challenges and conundrums, if you want to give your frontal lobe a good work-out, then this course will certainly keep you engaged. Psychology This course will examine various aspects of psychology including learning theory, perception, memory and personality. While we will be looking at the theory of psychology, most of the course will be practical with students asked to relate the theory to their everyday lives. There will be many practical examples with numerous mind games, observation exercises and role playing to help us along. Veterinary Science Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a vet would be like? Find out in this exciting course! The anatomy and physiology of different animals will be looked at, as well as common ailments and treatments. The running of a veterinary surgery will be explained and the roles of vets in some exotic locations with even more exotic patients will be discussed!

3. L e t t e r k e n n y
Forensic Science This exciting course will give students the chance to study forensics. Students will get the chance to solve a forensic mystery and also to explore various aspects of physical science. Criminology What is crime? Who commits crime? Why do people commit crime? How is crime dealt with? The questions are endless and there are many answers and explanations. This course will delve into many areas in an attempt to explain crime and criminal behaviour. The focus of the course will be Irish Criminology. The following areas will be covered: the Irish crime rate; the criminal justice system; organised crime in Ireland and who is the Irish criminal? This course is designed to be interesting yet challenging. A different way of thinking will be presented to the students which will prove beneficial in tackling abstract problems in the future.

4. G a l w a y
Classes will be held in Galway subject to CTYI receiving external funding. Marine Biology Discover the secrets of the Seven Seas and beyond. Students learn about the classification of marine environments and organisms, from the deep sea bed to tropical coral reefs; from microscopic plankton to the great marine mammals and birds. Also covered are topics such as oceanography, fisheries, sampling techniques and marine conservation. Zoology This course will look at the greatest scientific marvel of all - Life on Earth. We will explore the world of great beasts on earth (saber tooth tigers, woolly mammoths). The course will document the great diversity of life on modern earth - from the mighty blue whale in the seas to the animals of the great plains. We will also look at the wild world of Ireland and show the student that even at home, the more you know, the more you see.

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Cork

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Wexford

Chemical Engineering During this exciting course the students will get to learn the basic engineering concepts, how chemical reactors work and look at the types of machinery used and processes involved in making tablets such as Nurofen®. The students will also get the opportunity to visit the engineering labs and have chemical engineering experiments demonstrated to them Chemistry This is a practical “hands-on” course. Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of experimental elements of chemistry from basics such as solutions and mixtures to the speed of reactions and the structure of chemical bonds. Drama The main areas covered in this class include improvisation, storytelling, mime and principles of Stage Practice. These areas will be explored through both individual and group performance exercises. Each class will take the form of a drama workshop, starting with games to encourage a sense of fun and creativity, and leading on to acting exercises. Verbal and physical warm–ups will be used daily, in order to establish concentration. Electronics Electronics is the field of engineering which covers the study of electric current and the technology which uses it. This course will introduce students to some of the fundamentals of electronics such as voltage, currents, amplifiers and in the digital area to flip-flops and computer memory. Students will have the opportunity to explore the central role that electronics plays in today‟s society from tv, videos, dvds and personal computers to telecommunications such as radio and satellites. Experimental Physics Students of experimental physics will be introduced to principles of physics and their use in everyday life. The most fundamental science, physics is responsible for much of the technology that surrounds us everyday – CD players, video players, computers, telephone lines, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans), radio-therapy and microwaves. This course will help students to get to grips with some of the central principles through these familiar examples. It will encourage students to „think scientifically‟ providing plenty of opportunities to learn through practical and applied activities. Film Studies You'll never look at a Film the same way again, watching a film is only half the fun. Film Studies will help you to understand film and how to analyse, it will teach you how stories are told, how films are put together from screen writing, camera work, acting, set design, costume design and editing. It will help you to understand how all of the elements of film come together. Forensics This exciting course will give students the chance to study forensics. Students will get the chance to solve a forensic mystery and also to explore various aspects of physical science. Microbiology Delve into the wonderful world of cells and micro-organisms. Microscopes, agar plates and bacterial samples will be used to understand this amazing area of science in more detail. The function of cells, genetics and genetic diseases are just some of the areas that will be covered. Playwriting This course is for any student who has an interest in writing, and developing writing for the stage. Through some famous plays, students will learn how to construct a short play of their own. They will learn about openings, story structure, character development, dialogue, and the incorporation of music. Students will be encouraged to develop their own style of playwriting. They will then have the opportunity to produce and direct their own work in a short play. Psychology This course will examine various aspects of psychology including learning theory, perception, memory and personality. While we will be looking at the theory of psychology, most of the course will be practical with students asked to relate the theory to their everyday lives. There will be many practical examples with numerous mind games, observation exercises and role playing to help us along. Veterinary Science Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a vet would be like? Find out in this exciting course! The anatomy and physiology of different animals will be looked at, as well as common ailments and treatments. The running of a veterinary surgery will be explained and the roles of vets in some exotic locations with even more exotic patients will be discussed! Zoology This course will look at the greatest scientific marvel of all - Life on Earth. We will explore the world of great beasts on earth (saber tooth tigers, woolly mammoths). The course will document the great diversity of life on modern earth - from the mighty blue whale in the seas to the animals of the great plains. We will also look at the wild world of Ireland and show the student that even at home, the more you know, the more you see.

Book vs. Film You've read the book, you've watched the film....and they differ....dramatically. Libraries are like sweet-shops to film-makers! This course will look at the many books that have been rejuvinated in celluloid. Students will study the process of script writing, story editing, character building, film development - essentially how film makers take a piece of text and translate it into a workable, visual masterpiece. Students will also work backwards, taking films that began as scripts, and develop written excerpts. Learn how books like Harry Potter or Charlie & the Chocolate Factory transformed to the silver screen. This course is not Film Studies. It's not Imaginative Writing. It's a very interesting mixture of the two! Parents should note that age appropriate excerpts from films rated G, PG and 12A, according to IFCO, will be show on this course. Forensic Science This exciting course will give students the chance to study forensics. Students will get the chance to solve a forensic mystery and also to explore various aspects of physical science. Investigative Science This course is an introduction to aspects of experimental science in the areas of chemistry and biology. Topics covered will include areas such as chemical reactions, atomic and molecular bonds and cell structures in living organisms. There will be an emphasis on practical lab work and good scientific method. Neuroscience Neuroscience is one of the most exciting areas of scientific research. Students will learn how the nervous system controls body movements and will carry out their own reflex experiments. Did you know that to wiggle your big toe your brain has to send a message by nerve impulses down to your big toe? How this works and why is explained in detail. The functions of the brain are also discussed and some mind trick experiments will be carried out. Problem Solving This course is designed to help children develop their analytical abilities. Through practical and theoretical problems, students will learn how to think outside the box and develop their reasoning abilities. They will learn about different thinking strategies and how to be more creative in their approaches to solving. Comprising of puzzles, theoretical problems, practical issues, riddles, challenges and conundrums, if you want to give your frontal lobe a good work out, then this course will certainly keep you engaged. Zoology This course will look at the greatest scientific marvel of all - Life on Earth. We will explore the world of great beasts on earth (saber tooth tigers, woolly mammoths). The course will document the great diversity of life on modern earth - from the mighty blue whale in the seas to the animals of the great plains. We will also look at the wild world of Ireland and show the student that even at home, the more you know, the more you see.


				
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